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Hugh Pearman on strength, beauty and new ideas. Click on image
Hugh Pearman on strength, beauty and new ideas. Click on image

 

Robustness, elegance and warmth at Make's University of Nottingham amenities building. Click on image
Robustness, elegance and warmth at Make's University of Nottingham amenities building. Click on image

 

Low-cost housing's elegant deployment of clamp-fired bricks. Click on image
Low-cost housing's elegant deployment of clamp-fired bricks. Click on image

 

Sculptor Alex Chinneck makes bricks melt, slip and flip. Click on image
Sculptor Alex Chinneck makes bricks melt, slip and flip. Click on image

 

Beauty parade: Greatest brick hits. Click on image
Beauty parade: Greatest brick hits. Click on image

 

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As developers of anti-viral coatings step up a gear, industry bodies are pushing for speedier testing and approval regimes to bring counter Covid-19 products to market

Aim to link manufacturers with anti-viral testing labs

If you’re looking for a low carbon, reusable material that is strong, robust and beautiful, stone is ready for a revival

Strong, robust, sustainable and beautiful

The first in a series, Hugh Pearman video interviews the DSDHA director about how the coronavirus pandemic will change life and architecture - as the RIBA calls for entries to its ideas competition Rethink: 2025 for a chance to win £5,000

Hugh Pearman catches up via video call on how coronavirus will change the next five years

It is safe, sustainable and speeds up the construction process, but misapprehensions about the fire performance of cross laminated timber have hindered its wider uptake in the UK. That may be about to change

Misapprehensions in the UK about fire performance may be about to change

Adam Nathaniel Furman got a dream commission from Tokyo, but even he wasn’t quite wacky enough for the client

But did Adam Nathaniel Furman make it clash enough?